8 Self-Defense Tips That Can Harm You Instead of Doing Good

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6Avoiding eye contact

You may have heard the advice that you should avoid eye contact with a mugger because that can make him angry and make the situation much more dangerous.

This can be true in some situations, while in most cases it displays that you are scared and it’s easy for them to rob you. When you make eye contact, it shows that you are alert and confident and when you go to the police, you can identify them.

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7Kicking them in the groin

This will surely inflict some pain on the mugger but it won’t be so helpful. This area can be protected by men easily because they surely have had experience of getting kicked in the groin before. If you land a kick in a man’s groin, it won’t severely injure him and it won’t give you sufficient time to escape too.

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8Pretending to talk on the phone

This tip can surely build a sense of security in you but it doesn’t really secure you. If a mugger sees you talking on the phone, you may think that it will scare him off because there is another person on the line. But in reality, it displays to the mugger that you are inattentive and unaware of your surroundings as your mind is elsewhere. This makes you an easy target.

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